Welcome to the Action for Blind People website

Action for Blind People is a national charity with local reach, providing practical help and support to blind and partially sighted people of all ages. We listen, we understand, we act.

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"Should have gone to Specsavers?"

This familiar phrase has been the catchy tagline for a successful Specsavers' advertising campaign. But at what cost?

Read how these five words have been used by bullies

Art Comp winners announced!

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The winners of our Easter Art Competition have been announced, and all the entries have been audio-described. Here's more evidence that sight loss is not a barrier to art and creativity.

Check out the winning design

How blind am I?

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Jenny used to get upset when she was called 'blind'. She identified with being 'visually impaired', and had her own ideas of what a blind stereotype looked like. That's all changed now.

Read Jenny's story in full
  • Living with sight loss

    Sight loss can be a daunting journey, losing some or all of your sight can be very distressing and have a big effect on your life. People tell us that they struggle with a range of emotions from anger and frustration, to depression and grief. Action is here to help.
    More information about sight loss

  • Your community

    Read our blogs, find local news and events, read reviews from visually impaired people and register with the website to sign up to Action Connect and get in touch with like-minded people.
    Visit Your community

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Where to get help

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If you need help and advice or further information about our services then please contact your local Action team to speak with someone who can help.

Contact your local Action team


Get involved

There are many ways you can work with us to support blind and partially sighted people.

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Join Action Connect

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Register with the site for free and access more features including user participation groups and Action Connect.

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